Black Void · March 1, 2023 0

Synology HAT3300 Plus series NAS drives

Synology HAT3300 Plus series NAS drives

Since Synology moved into the HDD/SSD segment of the market with their HAS5300/HAT5300 and SVN5200 lineup drives, it was only a matter of time before we will get the non-enterprise drives targeted for the entry and mid-range NAS models.

Today we get the first glimpse of those drives under a new series name, HAT3300.
These 3.5" SATA disks are NAS grade Seagate Ironwolf based with a 3-year warranty on them. Clocked at around 1 – 1.2 million hours MTBF this series will come in sizes of 4, 6, 8, and 12TB at 5400RPM except for the 12TB that will be running at 7200RPM.

From a compatibility standpoint, the disks will be compatible with the following NAS and expansion units:

  • 23 Series: DS923+, DS723+, DS423+, DS423, DS223, DS223j, DS123
  • 22 Series: RS822+, RS822RP+, RS422+, DS2422+, DS1522+, DVA1622
  • 21 Series: RS1221+, RS1221RP+, DS1821+, DS1621+, DVA3221
  • 20 Series: RS820+, RS820RP+, DS720+, DS420+, DS220+, DS420j, DS120j, DS220j
  • 19 Series: DS119j, DVA3219 18 Series: DS1618+, DS418, DS418j, DS218, DS218play, DS118
  • Expansion Unit: RX418, DX1222 , DX517

As can be seen, the J and + models are included as well as the value lineup models. This gives a clear picture that future devices might come and be exclusive to the HAT3300 segment, but that remains to be seen. Also, for example, the x23 NAS models are not locked to Synology models only so these new HAT3300 drives will only expand on the existing compatibility list.

Availability and price are still not 100% clear but at the moment we might expect the drives to arrive by May 2023 with a price slightly higher than the Ironwolf drives.

Proprietary disks will have better compatibility with the OS, an easier firmware update from within the DSM, and no drive removal or downtime.
Full official specifications are still pending, so take all this info with a grain of salt. In the upcoming months, more and more exact information will arrive as well as what Synology's intentions are in the future in terms of disk compatibility with their NAS models.

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